#1. Irvine CA

Not only is Irvine, CA, home to video game empires Blizzard Entertainment and Amazon Game Studios, this city has the highest number of adults who own a smartphone. This comes in handy when you want to game on the go. Irvine residents are also getting quality internet — the city has one of the highest concentrations of residents with broadband. They take their esports here very seriously, and the University of Irvine recently started offering avid gamers scholarship opportunities for “Overwatch” and “League of Legends.”

Thinking of moving to Irvine?  A warm climate year-round, relatively short commute times and its reputation as a safe city make it an excellent place to put down roots. An impressive number of Fortune 500 companies also call this city home, so job opportunities are bountiful.

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